Practice Areas: Appellate

Appellate practice starts at the trial court level by preserving issues for appeal and framing arguments to be addressed by the appellate courts.  Once on appeal, our experience crafting persuasive briefs and delivering effective oral arguments can be outcome determinative as to whether an adverse ruling is overturned or a favorable one preserved.

 

Iowa Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases

In 2017, the Iowa legislature amended several provisions of the Iowa Code related to medical malpractice, including §147.139, which now requires expert witnesses in a medical malpractice case to meet more stringent qualifications to be able to testify. One of those requirements is that the proposed expert “is licensed to practice” medicine. Since amendment, the […]

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